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Mourne International Walking Festival 2017






12:00 to 18:00



Prices and packages vary, early booking rate available

About the Event

The next annual Mourne International Walking Festival will take place from Friday 23 - Sunday 25 June 2017 in Warrenpoint, County Down, Northern Ireland.

The Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion offers some of the best walking in Ireland and are set within stunning scenery. The designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty not only showcase a huge diversity of flora and fauna but a wealth of heritage, myths and legends.

This internationally recognised festival offers walkers, of all levels of fitness, stunning routes in the Mourne Mountains and surrounding countryside. These routes vary between 10k and 40k at both high and low level.

On each of the 3 days of the festival there are a variety of self-guided lowland walks with all routes fully waymarked. On the Saturday and Sunday there is generally a mountain hike requiring a high level of fitness and experience of walking within a mountain environment. There is usually a slightly less strenuous alternative which also takes place on the Saturday.

The festival not only offers excellent walking but also a chance to socialise and make new friends after the walk.

The highlight of the weekend is the 'Blister Ball' on the Saturday night from 7pm in Warrenpoint. Enjoy an evening of ceili and set dancing to traditional music and a hot buffet supper.

Entry to the ‘Knees Up Shindig’ is £12/€15 (under 16s £6/€10). Dress Code: Casual. Please note: a limited

number of tickets are available. Pre-booking is advisable.

If you need any advice on getting to Northern Ireland or on booking accommodation, please contact the Festival Office on T: +4428 4175 2256.

What to Bring

Suitable walking gear

Contact and Booking

Festival Office +44(0) 28 4372 2222

For more information about Mourne International Walking Festival 2017, click here.